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Residents are upset with the construction noise from the South Mountain freeway project

Posted at 10:19 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 14:25:21-05

It’s a close encounter Beth Gagnon would rather avoid. A post on social media revealed the homeowner is constantly staring out at cranes, construction workers, and sometimes port-o-potties just outside her backyard.

It’s a look inside the life for many residents who live near the South Mountain Freeway, which is under construction. 

"They whip the crane around so fast, and we're literally a foot from the wall. We're just waiting for them to knock down the wall,” said Gagnon. 

Gagnon said the work starts late at night, and sometimes in the morning before the sun even rises.

Each time she says there are loud noises for hours, and sometimes her house shakes.

“My knick knacks will shake, and my windows will vibrate. It's like you're going through an earthquake,” said Gagnon. 

Gagnon accepts the construction will likely go on until the project is finished. But she’s trying to work with ADOT to get better communication and more ideal hours for crews to start work. 

We reached out to ADOT for this story and were told we'll be able to speak to an official Tuesday.

In the past we’ve been told that construction will take place during odd hours to avoid traffic building up on Pecos Road.